Download A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Obadiah by Ehud Ben Zvi PDF

By Ehud Ben Zvi

This research of the publication of Obadiah emerges particularly basically from contemporary advancements in highbrow background and especially fresh theoretical mirrored image at the interpretation of texts. students corresponding to Stanley Fish, Wolfgang Iser, and Umberto Eco targeted serious recognition on “the function of the reader” (Eco’s time period) within the construction of the which means of texts. Postmodern sensibility, schooled via Jacques Derrida’s software of deconstruction, has fostered conventions of examining that suppose the indeterminacy of texts and enjoy textual ambiguities. Interpretive traits deriving severally from New feedback and Russian Formalism pay attention to the classy constitution of the textual content instead of extra-textual components influencing its composition. Professor Ben Zvi brings jointly those advancements to shape a application of interpretation directed to the traditional publication of Obadiah. the guts of Ben Zvi’s concept is to concentration serious recognition at the unique readers of the ebook.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Obadiah PDF

Similar sacred writings books

Jesus in the Talmud

Scattered during the Talmud, the founding record of rabbinic Judaism in overdue antiquity, are available a number of references to Jesus--and they are not flattering. during this lucid, richly targeted, and obtainable e-book, Peter Sch? fer examines how the rabbis of the Talmud learn, understood, and used the hot testomony Jesus narrative to say, finally, Judaism's superiority over Christianity.

The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A Study of Four Writings

This paintings makes use of anthropological idea and box reviews to enquire the social functionality and which means of sacrifice. All rituals, together with sacrifice, speak social ideals and morality, yet those can't be decided open air of a learn of the social context. therefore, there's no unmarried reason for sacrifice - resembling these complex via René Girard or Walter Burkert or late-19th and early-20th century students.

Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on the First Book of Psalms. Chapters 1-41

Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra, poet, thinker, and mathematician, used to be one of many notable personalities produced by means of medieval Jewry. His leader declare to popularity, in spite of the fact that, is his observation at the Bible. The latter is outlined in all significant variations of the Hebrew Scriptures and encouraged different luminaries similar to Maimonides, Rabbi David Kimchi, Nahmanides, Ralbag, Abravanel, and all critical scholars of the Hebrew Bible, for whom his works are crucial.

Divine War in the Old Testament and in the Ancient Near East

The aim of this learn is to enquire the motifs of divine struggle within the old close to East and during this mild to investigate the motifs of YHWH conflict within the previous testomony. There are 3 matters in regards to the challenge of YHWH warfare. the 1st factor is the excellence among holy conflict and YHWH conflict. the most argument pertaining to YHWH conflict has been concentrated less than the identify of "holy warfare" through F.

Additional resources for A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Obadiah

Sample text

2 here. It goes without saying that the position advanced here neither maintains nor supports, in any way, the idea that Ahab's Obadiah actually wrote the Book of Obadiah or any part of it, nor that any section from this book is to be dated to Ahab's days, or to the monarchic period as a whole. In fact, the position advanced here does not even require even any kind of acceptance of the historicity of the narrative in 1 Kings 18, or of any event reported there, nor that of Obadiah's Ahab. It requires only that the story in 1 Kings 18 or at least in its main lines, be known to the community witnin which the Book of Obadiah was written.

3 . 2 T h e d o u b l e d i v i n e n a m e 'π ' f m T h e e x p r e s s i o n X-b 'n " ή κ i n « r ó o c c u r s e l s e w h e r e i n t h e O T / H B o n l y i n E z e k i e l ( E z e k 6 : 3 ; 7 : 2 ; 12:19; 16:3; 2 6 : 1 5 ; 3 6 : 4 ; 3 7 : 5 ) . T h i s is so, in part, b e c a u s e t h e d o u b l e d i v i n e n a m e Vi ^ i t t o f t e n o c c u r s i n E z e k i e l , a n d s e l d o m e l s e w h e r e , e x c e p t i n t h e B o o k o f A m o s w h e r e it a p p e a r s in t w e n t y i n s t a n c e s .

The quotation is from Clines (1994: 6). See Malina (1991); the quotation from pp. 14-15. Malina's position is based on studies such as Casson (1983), and Anderson and Pearson (1984). Cf. van Dijk (1980a: 77-94). See, for instance, van Dijk (1980a: 49). From a variety of historical settings and showing different genre conventions, from historiographical works such as those of Herodotus, Thucyaides, and Xenophon, to 38 Obadiah 1 written to be read, reread, learned, meditated upon, and edited, or further redacted, within the community, there is a distinct possibility that these introductory units served not only to evoke a more or less typical starting scheme, but also as signposts for repeated readings.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 31 votes